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was elected in 2006. he was a blue-dog democrat, katie, fiscally conservative but that wasn't enough to save him. he's defeated by todd young who was endorsed by sarah palin and who is a tea party member. >> couric: this tea party wave may in fact wash away many of the gains that the democrats made in 2006 and 2008. >> reporter: that's right, katie. take a look at this. this is particularly significant. you see this one up in the east. that doesn't seem like much but it's in new hampshire -- right now the republicans don't have a single seat in all of new england. frank guinta, another tea party republican defeats incumbent carol shea-porter. >> couric: joined by bob schieffer and jeff greenfield, two of the sharpest political minds in the country. this is a huge development, bob, everyone was wondering how many seats they would gain, not just whether they would take control of the house but it is a big referendum on barack obama. a huge repudiation of him and the democratic agenda, isn't it? >> reporter: republicans said this was not about them, it was a referendum on barack obama and indee
and their leader are hanging by a thread. it's election day in america. i'm katie couric. also tonight, rehearsing a terror attack. officials say the terrorists behind the failed printer cartridge bombings did a test run just weeks ago. and tea partiers. they energized voters, struck fear into republicans and democrats alike, and they insist they're here to stay. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. control of the new 112th congress is on the line this midterm election day, and the the polls have just closed in six states including indiana where cbs news projects republican dan coates is going back to the senate, taking the seat of the retiring democrat evan bayh, a pickup for the g.o.p. in kentucky, tea party favorite rand paul defeats democrat jack conway in that very hotly contested race. in south carolina, republican jim demint, an early tea party sympathizer, easily wins reelection there. as does democrat patrick leahy in vermont. it will be his seventh term. republica
. in the senate, the democrats and their leader are hanging by a thread. it's election day in america. i'm katie couric. also tonight, rehearsing a terror attack. officials say the terrorists behind the failed printer cartridge bombings did a test run just weeks ago. and tea partiers. they energized voters, struck fear into republicans and democrats alike, and they insist they're here to stay. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. control of the new 112th congress is on the line this midterm election day, and the first of the polls will be closing at the top of this hour. republicans are widely favored to take back the house and make john boehner speaker. now, to do that, they need to win 39 more seats than they have in the current house. meanwhile, in the senate the republicans are facing a more daunting battle. they have 41 seats. they need 10 more to take control and make mitch mcconnell majority leader. we have our cbs news election team deployed at key locations acros
, and for the end of ma breaks, all to dig america out from under a mountain of red ink. i'm katie couric. also tonight, shock therapy-- the government orders new cigarette warning labels with graphic examples of why smokers should quit. the mystery in the sky-- if it wasn't a missile, what was it? plus, paying it forward. how a kidney chain involved 20 surgeries and saved ten lives. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's a monster that grows more menacing by the day, a monster made of red ink, nearly $14 trillion worth, that could cripple america's economy. today a commission formed by president obama said if we're going to get serious about cutting the federal deficit, a scalpel won't do. we need a hatchet. among its recommendations, reducing cost of living increases for social security. raising the retirement age to 69 over time. and eliminating tax breaks, including the mortgage interest deduction for many homeowners. the panel says that would save nearly $4 trillion
their biggest stars to try to keep a republican wave from turning into a tsunami. i'm katie couric. also tonight, two terror plots linked. officials now believe the underwear bomb and the two printer bombs were almost certainly built by the same terrorist. >> the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. >> couric: and remembering the man behind the speech. ted soren seine. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it was the final day of campaigning before the midterm elections and what could be an historic power shift in washington. a gallup poll finds 55% of likely voters plan to vote for the republican candidate for the house. 40% say they'll vote for the democrat. other polls, though, show a tighter contest. it will come down to dozens of critical contests that could go either way. in the house, the republicans need a net gain of 39 seats to take control away from the democrats and make john boehner the presumptive speaker. in the senate, it's much more of a lon
into a tsunami. i'm katie couric. also tonight, two terror plots linked. officials now believe the underwear bomb and the two printer bombs were almost certainly built by the same terrorist. >> the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. >> couric: and remembering the man behind the speech. ted sorensen. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it was the final day of . (july10.ecl) it will come down to dozens of critical contests that could go either way. in the house, the republicans need a net gain of 39 seats to take control away from the democrats and make john boehner the presumptive speaker. in the senate, it's much more of a long shot for the g.o.p. the republicans would have to hold on to what they have and pick up ten seats now held by democrats. we have our cbs news election team at key locations around the country and here at election headquarters, of course, first, congressional correspondent nancy cordes on candidates making their closing arguments. >
serious charges against him. i'm katie couric. also tonight it could be the most popular g. m. vehicle of all time. stock in the new general motors is about to go on sale, and investors can't get enough of it. baby boomers and alzheimer's, the early warning signs that too often go unnoticed. and the wedding of the century. will british taxpayers be invited? to pay the bill? ing news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with breaking news. a major setback for the obama administration and its attempt to show that terror suspects held at guantanamo can be tried successfully in civilian courts. in what was seen as a test case, a federal jury here in new york today acquitted ahmed guilani of the most serious terrorism charges against him, convicting only on a lesser charge of conspiracy. justice correspondent bob orr has the very latest on this developing story. bob? >> reporter: katie, there's no doubt at all this is very bad news for the government. our cbs news analyst calls it "a disaster." this was to be a test case of sorts, as you mentioned, to prov
with it, katie. >> couric: nancy cordes. nancy, thanks so much. president obama is not on the ballot this year, of course, but he has been the campaigner in chief for the democrats. chip reid is at the white house tonight. chip, the polls are indicating a very good year for the republicans but the president is trying to keep it from being a very, very good year. >> reporter: well, katie, the most the president can hope for is to minimize the damage in this election, so he's doing everything he can to try to rally the disspiritted democratic base. especially young and minority voters. he spent the weekend holding rallies at university campuses in philadelphia, chicago, and cleveland and today he did a series of interviews in the oval office with urban radio stations >> reporter: in one interview today, the president backed off a controversial statement he made recently which he referred to critics of immigration reform as enemies. he said he should have called them opponents. katie? >> couric: chip reid at the white house. chip, thank you. the highest profile senate race involves neva
the flow not only in the west but also in the northeast. >> you know, katie, democrats started that campaign out west in 2006 and one of the reasons that the nevada caucus was put in place in the 2008 presidential primary process was to give an even greater foothold. the democrats have done well in nevada. they're holding on it looks like in colorado. we'll see how that race plays out. california was a good state. so democrats have... it looks like thist with is a place where democrats can still claim a little victory. i like to also point out in massachusetts you have dapd who in many ways was the model for barack obama. he was a sort of young african american new person running for governor. he had a... he also had the same campaign team, david axelrod. at the same time, though, he had a pretty bad first two years and one conservative commentator said it would be a canary in the coal mine in dapd two lose tonight. dapd won that race in massachusetts so i think that says something for the president that even if you have a bad couple of years can come back and win reelection. >
correspondent bob orr has the very latest on this developing story. bob. >> reporter: katie, there's no doubt at all this is very bad news for the government. our cbs news analyst calls it "a disaster." this was to be a test case of sorts, as you mentioned, to prove guatanamo bay detainees could be successfully prosecuted in civilian courts in the u.s. the but the jury has found ahmed ghailani not guilty on four counts of conspiring with al qaeda in the u.s. embassy bombings back in 1998, in tanzania and kenya. also he was found not guilty on 224 murder count. that's the number of people killed in that twin bombing. he was convicted on one count of conspiring to destroy u.s. property with explosives. now, that conviction passed down today carries up to life in prison and a minimum of at least 20 years in prison, but this is important-- if for whatever reason he is ever released from prison, he would almost several go back to being an enemy combatant with open-ended detention. this, obviously, could have a huge impact on any future plans to try khalid shake mohammed and the other 9/11 conspip
't believe him, he's calling their bluff. katie. >> couric: and, chip, i understand it takes a vote of 14 of the 18 members of this deficit-reduction commission to approve the proposal and actually send it to congress. so is that possible, given this plan is so controversial? >> reporter: well, katie, we're told it's highly unlikely. in fact, the republican cochairman of the commission, former senator allan simpson, said today it's just a stoorting point. and simpson, who is also known for his sense of humor, said he understands how unpopular this plan is. he said at some point he may have to join the witness protection program. katie. >> couric: chip reid traveling with the the president in seoul, south korea tonight. thanks, chip. one of the many reasons the government keeps sinking deeper into debt is skyrocketing federal salaries. sharl attkisson reports republican leaders want to see serious belt night tightening. >> reporter: today a stark message for federal workers from the incoming leader of the house of representatives. >> there ought to be a freeze on thhiring of new federal em
cables saying the leaker put lives and the nation's security at risk. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a mystery in iran. motorcycle riders bomb cars carrying two nuclear scientists, killing one. iran blames israel and the west. authorities say he was out to kill thousands of americans at a holiday celebration in portland, oregon. and a star-studded "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the obama administration calls it a threat to national security, but it's also a major embarrassment. the latest leak of secret government documents. first it was those battlefield reports from iraq and afghanistan, now it's diplomatic cables, more than 250,000 of them, some with less-than-diplomatic language about world leaders. the white house has ordered a review of how government agencies safeguard sensitive information and the justice department has opened a criminal investigation. we have two reports tonight from chief white house correspondent chip reid a
expect us to find? >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, a massive overhaul of our food safety system. the senate votes to give the f.d.a. for the first time the power to order a food recall. what was once a dropout fact i have now producing high school graduates. and a recipe for soothing the bodies and lifting the spirits of cancer patients. >> i hope you enjoy them. >> thank you so much. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone, president obama came face to face today with the new washington reality-- at least for the next two years. a house of representatives that will be controlled by the republicans with the majority of at least 50 seats. and a senate in which his democrats will have a majority of just 60. the president met with the leaders of congress for the first time since the election. topping the agenda of their two-hour talk unfinished business of the 111th congress, including what to do about those bush tax cuts. chip reid is our chief white house c
. >>> may the force be with katie. >> that's right as more and more reports of cyber bullying surface. >> a young "star wars" fans is getting a boost from the internet. >> that is awesome. >> reporter: kerry is a ben roethlisbergerer on chicago now. com. author of "portrait of an adoption. " she writes about life about her adopted daughter, katie, who has one special obsession. >> she is definitely a "star wars" fan. >> reporter: what do you like about "star wars"? >> i dressed up for halloween asprin says lea. i like her because she and luke are brothers, brother and sister, i should say. they are adopted, like i am. >> reporter: when katie's mom allowed her to pick out a water bottle for school, it was an easy choice. >> because you press this button and then it flips up. >> reporter: proudly bring her jedi water gotle to school, katie did, but soon, she had a change of heart. >> when i first brought it, some boys at school teased me and they said that only boys liked "star wars," not girls. i felt really bad. >> it's particularly awful where there is something they are so excited a
>> couric: tonight, a prince finds his princess. a fairy tale with a very familiar ring. i'm katie couric. also tonight, guilty. congressman charles rangel awaits his punishment after a house panel convicts him of 11 ethics violations. battling cancer. researchers say how patients die may have a lot to do with where they live. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the wedding announcements are usually reserved for the society pages, but when the couple may just be the future king and queen of england, well, that's page-one news around the world. prince william, second in line to the british throne and kate middleton, both 28 years old, announced their engagement today. in a world filled with troubles the headlines gave the brits and others reason to celebrate. mark phillips in london now on another wedding of the century. >> reporter: she has been called waity katie, but kate middleton-- catherine elizabeth middleton now, according to the palace announcement-- is
a national debate. >> if you touch my junk i'm going to have you arrested. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, the old and the new. freshmen members of the new congress find their way around while veterans of the old take up unfinished business. including the ethics trial of charles rangel on 13 counts of corruption. his request for a delay: denied. and the nation's highest military honor is about to be awarded to a modest hero. >> i don't think that i did anything that anyone else that i was with wouldn't have done. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. at dozens of airports across the country, travelers now have three choices at the security check point. they can undergo a full-body x-ray, a full-body patdown, or they can leave. a cbs news poll out tonight shows 81% support using full-body scanners. but ben tracy reports a home video that went viral has become the rallying cry for passengers who say the stepped-up security is getting just too personal. >> look str
it. -- the city used to have to wait for the city to disclose it. >> this is katie. at st. john's college, she is hot dog. that story is coming up. >> a gut wrenching drive went to a touchdown. that story is straight ahead. >> strong high pressure over the region will produce a picture- perfect weekend weather. but changes are on the way for next week. the seven-day forecast is coming up. we are down to 51 degrees at the a >> st. john's college in annapolis is one of the oldest higher institutions of learning in the country. >> after all those years, now finally, the college has an official dog. katie.ant you to meet kvp she is a 4-year-old long-legged parsons jack russell. she has the run of the school. she spent most of her days in millen hall. she is close friends with the dean and all the school officials at st. john's college. >> at first, i was skeptical about having a dog on a kali compass -- on a college campus. but it has brought everyone together, the students together. she has her own budget line. >> most of the time, she goes around visiting everybody. she gets lots
the river and through the woods, and this year through the scanner. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the clash of the koreas. the north and south exchange artillery fire in one of the most dangerous confrontations since the korean war. the baby boom that could bust social security. should the retirement age be raised for tens of millions of americans? and april in the abbey. william and kate set the date for their royal wedding. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the thanksgiving getaway is under way. travelers dealing with crowded roads, gas prices 24 cents higher than last year, crowded planes, the security concerns that come with every holiday these days, and now the new screening procedures at the airports. none of that is keeping an estimated 42 million americans from traveling this thanksgiving 11% more than last year. we have correspondents at two of the nation's busiest airports tonight. mark strassmann is in atlanta, but first, dean reynolds is in chic
on fast foods. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the death penalty in a horrific home invasion and murder. dr. william petit, the father and husband of the victims, finds little comfort in the verdict. >> the hole in your heart and the hole in your soul is still there. >> reporter: plus, the odd couple of the animal world, like a lot of relationships, this one's headed to court. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. in a perfect world, american families would gather each night about now for a healthy home- cooked meal. but for an increasing number of people, dinner is often fast food. three years ago, the big chains promised to help fight childhood obesity, but a report out today suggests they've done the exact opposite. it's the most comprehensive study ever into fast food nutrition and marketing. it shows that out of more than 3,000 possible kids meal combinations at the major chains only 12 meet nutritional guidelines for pre-schoolers. 12 out of 3,000. and last year
. david, you first. what is in these latest documents, exactly? >> reporter: well, katie, so far we've only seen a fraction of the quarter million diplomatic cables wikileaks intends to release. but it has left the u.s. mortified that it could not protect its secrets. >> the united states deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential. >> reporter: cables that show the u.s. planning for the day north korea implodes from its own economic woes, which a south korean official is quoted as saying could happen just two to three years after the death of the current dictator kim jong il. >> disclosures like these tear at the fabric of the proper function of responsible government. >> reporter: the collapse of north korea would be a cataclysmic event, and planning in advance makes sense. but the revelation will only fuel north korea's paranoia. >> when you take things like that out of context, it certainly, i think, helps no one but hurts diplomatically. >> reporter: other cables detail the horse trading that went into convincing countries to take detai
. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, how runaway government spending has exploded the national debt. and nearly $14 trillion and climbing, we'll put in focus the impact of deficits and debt on our lives and our future. plus, the prince and his bride and the ties that bind going back six generations. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. they sounded the alarm one week ago, but it wasn't what congress wanted to hear. the two men who shared a presidential commission on cutting red ink in wch called for drastic measures that included reducing social security payments and raising the retirement age. and here's why-- this year's federal deficit is close to $1.5 trillion. years of out-of-control spending have caused the national debt to soar. it now approaches $14 trillion. that works out to about $45,000 per person. today nancy cordes spoke with the commission chair men who have a frank warning for congress and for all of us. >> this baby is lying there like a big stin
increases. katie. >> couric: and, nancy, clearly the commission is firing a warning shot. is anyone on capitol hill concerned given that voters say they want the deficit reduced, that if they don't take action, they will pay for it politically at least down the road? >> reporter: frankly, katie, many members worried about the short-term ramifications of a vote in favor of cutting something like medicare or social security. they know that that makes them an easy target come election time. >> couric: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nan see, thank you so much. given all this talk about red ink, later in this broadcast, we'll show you how and why we got here as we put the deficit and debt in focus. meanwhile, there were signs today that ireland is close to resolving its own debt crisis. that helped send stock prices soaring on wall street. the dow recorded a triple-digit gain. another reason for optimism-- the rebirth of general motors. its new stock closed up more than $1 from its initial public offering. meanwhile, back on capitol hill, a veteran congressman got emotional today when the
katie, but kate middleton-- catherine elizabeth middleton now, according to the palace announcement-- is wait nothing more. finally a marriage that had been wildly rumored for years is official. enagement sealed with the same sapphire and diamond ring williams father had given his mother. his way, william said, of bringing princess diana close to this joyous event. >> it's my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today. >> reporter: william had popped the question three weeks ago on a romantic vacation in kenya, prompting the question today for a couple who's been together for at least eight years-- why the wait. >> i'm trying to learn from lessons done in the past, i just wanted to give her the best shot to settle in and see what happens on the other side. >> i'm so glad that i've had the time to sort of grow and understand myself more as well. hopefully, yes. >> reporter: william's father took a pragmatic view of the relationship that's been going on so long. >> obviously it's real. they've been practicing for long enough. >> reporter: william and kate had been an item--
. i'm katie couric. also tonight, taking on the drug lords. an exclusive interview with mexico's president fighting nona war many believe is unwinnable. plus, ruby bridges. cher lonely walk to school, the rockwell painting she inspired, and her emotional reunion with a classmate 50 years later. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it seemed like the perfect remedy for a presidency left bruised by the midterm elections. a tent-day four-nation trip to asia a chance to set the agenda on the world stage. and announce new agreements that would boost job creation back home. but things have not worked out that way for president obama. in summing up the trip he said today "instead of hitting home runs, sometimes we're going to hit singles." chip reid is traveling with the president in japan. >> reporter: president obama arrived at the g-20 economic summit confident that his top priority-- a free trade agreement with south korea-- was in the bag. a deal he said could
to give t.s.a. agents the boot. i'm katie couric. also tonight, it's one of the most popular prescription painkillers. now the makers of darvon are pulling it from the market because the f.d.a. says it can have fatal side effects. an aspiring ballplayer is killed and his family blames allegedly defective ford seat belts. an exclusive cbs news investigation. two shots heard round the world. three decades later, remembering the mystery that kept everybody guessing. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. on the eve of the busy holiday travel week, protests are growing louder over those airport body scans and patdowns. a.a.a. expects more than 1.6 million americans to fly this thanksgiving season, 3.5% more than last year. and security officers at 68 airports across the country will be scanning passengers or patting them down. kelly cobiella is at one of those airports, miami international. kelly, the t.s.a. said today pilots won't be subjected to this enhanced screening, bu
of people from dying of lung cancer. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a scare in the air >> have a technical issue with number two engine. >> couric: an engine blows out on a super jumbo jet carrying more than 400 people. the battle against bedbugs. sniffing, spraying, and now suing. and priming the economic pump. the deal this millionaire is making with businesses to get them hiring again. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. one day we hope to begin this broadcast with a cure for cancer, but in the meantime we begin with a way to keep it from killing by catching it early. no cancer kills more americans than lung cancer. estimates are more than 220,000 will be diagnosed this year, 157,000 will die. but tonight a major government study shows a high-tech way of screening for lung cancer can drastically reduce the death toll. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: after 50 years of smoking, 67-year-old steffani torrighelli knew she was at high risk for lung cancer. two years a
're going to get caught. katie? >> couric: ben tracy in los angeles tonight. ben, thank you. meanwhile, on capitol hill it was the first day of school for the freshmen class of 2010. they won't be sworn in until january, but the new members of the house and senate elected two weeks ago-- 90% of them republicans-- arrived today for orientation. congressional correspondent nancy corps sdes on the hill tonight. nancy, they were sent there by voters demanding change and it looks like there will be some. >> reporter: there will be, katie, because today senate minority leader mitch mcconnell in a major reversal embraced the ban on pork-barrel spending, or earmarking. that's a practice that many of these new house freshmen campaigned against. the largest class of house freshmen in more than 60 years descended upon washington determined to shake things up. they succeeded even quicker than they expected. >> what i've concluded is that on the issue of congressional earmarks, as the leader of my part in the senate, i have to lead first by example. >> reporter: it shows there is strength in number
. larry king starts right now. >>> tonight, russell brand. the comic cuts up over his wife, katy perry. >> i'm married now. she'll smash my head in. >> fesses up. >> i was almost an olympian heterosexual. >> larry: opens up about drugs an drinking. >> watch out for drugs. >> hold on, watch out, russell brand roars! right now on ""larry king live."" comedian, actor, best-selling author. his new book is bookie wook 2. this time it's personal. he's also a newlywed. you're not cirrus sell yet? >> there's an inevitably. >> larry: some day you would be. >> there's a gravity pulling me towards a knight hood. >> larry: this time it's personal. what's the difference from this time to the first time. >> i was being wry. because my first was an i want mate portrait of my troubled and difficult childhood with drug addiction, all manner of abuse and arrests and mild criminality and vagrancy. and it's the tag line on the sequel, "this time it's personal" rather undercuts the intimacy of the initial volume. >> larry: i think i understand that. >> it's english. >> larry: was it difficult? was it indee
. it stills about -- estimates about one quarter of the citizen. those harsh numbers are reported by katie worth an examiner piece in june. if only the need has -- lessened? it has not. how can we help when we are all feeling pinched. >> glad to see you. >> who is now hungry? >> newly hungry? >> people who are used to working, part time, they don't have the set schedules who are working full time 40 hours a week, these are the people who are hardworking people as well, but they are able to do various jobs and help out. >> we have great relationships with the farmers in california. we have a lot of fresh produce. it helps make a good nutritionous -- nutritious meal. the shippers and the growers and the packers, they move with us. >> the piece on your website, the piece done by the examiner, katie. >>> he said, these people are not in line because you want to be, you are in line because you have to be. >>> how do you -- how does it work -- especially someone who is coming for the first time to the food bank and thinking they would never be there for the first time in their lives. >> you don
meal, you're likely to get fries and soda. katie? >> couric: ben tracy in los angeles. ben, thank you. we received several comments about this story on facebook. william lewis told us "they don't care about the children, all they care about what s what goes in the cash register." but michelle poole reflects the views of many we heard from writing "quit blaming the food industry, blame the parents, they teach their children bad eating habits." now turning to the war on terror today the t.s.a. announced new rules for air cargo following that recent plot to send bombs to the u.s. disguised as printer cartridges. toner cartridges weighing over one pound are now banned from passenger flights. also banned, any cargo from yemen where the plot began and somalia, a known base for groups linked to al qaeda. and cargo identified as high-risk will be subject to enhanced screening. anwar al-awlaki is a key member of the group that's claimed responsibility for the cargo bomb plot. the radical cleric was born here in the united states but today a tape surfaced in which he he made an unmistakable thr
the airports, are they? >> reporter: no, katie, they're not. in fact, the pace is quickening here at o'hare. the lines are beginning to grow despite the controversy over these airline security issues. a.a.a. says airline flight travel in this holiday season will increase this year. travelers today tried to get out ahead of the expected holiday wave at a number of u.s. airports. >> you've got pent-up travel demand for people who didn't take their trip last year. >> reporter: though air travel is projected to be up 3.5% this time around, few delays were reported over much of the country-- this afternoon at least. >> everything's fully staffed and ready to go and things are going well. >> reporter: the weather was cooperating for those hitting the roads, rails, or runways. but airport officials were bracing for criticism of the enhanced security measures now in place. the vast majority of travelers took in the stride. >> i think people are making a big us if over nothing really. >> reporter: but others disagreed. >> only... no. my husband can see my body. >> reporter: the t.s.a. says at m
in washington as republicans take the house. i'm katie couric. can the president and the new speaker find common ground or are we headed for gridlock? we're about to find out. >> i do believe there's hope for progress. >> we've come to take our government back! captioning sponsored by cbs >> couric: good evening, everyone. today, we saw a humbled and introspective president obama after a major political defeat. at a news conference, he didn't try to sugar-coat the republican sweeping victory in taking back the house of representatives. he called it a shellacking and he took responsibility for it. and while the president spoke of seeking common ground with the new majority, presumptive speaker john boehner said the g.o.p. victory is a rejection of the obama agenda. he called the president's signature achievement, the health reform law, a monstrosity. chip reid is at the white house tonight. chip, this is something new for a president who for the first two years had his party in control of both houses of congress. >> reporter: well, katie, it's a whole new political world for the president, and to
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